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Jon E.

Senior Staff Writer

alberta, canada

Jon E.'s last content update – May 30, 2016, 5:28 p.m.

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Dälek - Asphalt For Eden album cover

Dälek

Asphalt For Eden, 2016

8.5 / 10

Dalek has long been a group for outsiders. Embracing noise, industrial and ambient genres while still holding a tenuous grip on their New York hip hop roots. There is something ...

David Bowie - ★ (Blackstar)  album cover

David Bowie

★ (Blackstar) , 2016

8.7 / 10

David Bowie has always stood outside the lines. In the last decade or so every album release came as a surprise of sort, no media circus or worldwide promo tour. ...

The Banner - Greying album cover

The Banner

Greying, 2014

9.2 / 10

The Banner has always been a band that embraced the darker side of their style. Being a hardcore band that tends to them lean closer to metal than punk, the ...

Black Anvil - Hail Death album cover

Black Anvil

Hail Death, 2014

7.1 / 10

Black metal is cool now right? Not to complain. I enjoy the genre, generally speaking, and the statement isn't a cut on Black Anvil as a band. It does seem ...

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Ides of Gemini

Interviews Ides of Gemini

Posted March 1, 2014, 5:20 a.m.

The three-way partnership between Sera Timms (vocals/bass), Kelly Johnston (drums/vocals) and J. Bennett (guitar/vocals) forms Ides of Gemini, a reverb-laden doom metal trio. Bennett, a renowned metal ...

Napalm Death

Interviews Napalm Death

Posted Sept. 2, 2013, 4:35 p.m.

When the Decibel Magazine Tour recently came through Calgary, Scene Point Blank was awarded the pleasure of an interview with the legendary Napalm Death. As the bands set up, SPB ...

Pig Destroyer

Interviews Pig Destroyer

Posted Dec. 2, 2012, 1:55 a.m.

SPB ran into J.R. Hayes, vocalist of Pig Destroyer, after the band had blown everyone away during a headlining set at the 5th annual Noctis Metal Fest in Calgary ...

Marduk

Interviews Marduk

Posted Oct. 20, 2012, 9:12 p.m.

After over 20 years as a band, Marduk has earned their respect and moved beyond misconceptions and controversy. The band has played countless shows on countless tours. On their most ...

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The Love Below News

Bands The Love Below News

Posted Jan. 19, 2012, 4:18 a.m.

California’s THE LOVE BELOW will be kicking off yet another West Coast tour this weekend starting off with a Tour Kickoff Bash in Mentone, CA. Having spent the last ...

A389 Records Announce Schedule For 8th Anniversary

Shows A389 Records Announce Schedule For 8th Anniversary

Posted Jan. 19, 2012, 4:16 a.m.

A389 RECORDINGS VIII ANNIVERSARY BASH DOORS AT 4 PM CLUB ROOM RUNNING ORDER 4:15 – 4:30 EDDIE BROCK 4:40 – 4:55 HOMEWRECKER 5:10 – 5:20 HATEWAVES 5 ...

Bands Iron Reagan Annoucne Formation

Posted Jan. 19, 2012, 4:14 a.m.

Official Press Release: Tony Foresta (MUNICIPAL WASTE, NO FRIENDS), LandPhil Hall (MUNICIPAL WASTE, CANNABIS CORPSE), Ryan Parish (DARKEST HOUR, SUPPRESSION, CITY OF CATERPILLAR) and Paul Burnette (DARKEST HOUR, CRACK HEAD ...

Gifts From Enola And Caravels Annou8nce Split Release

Records Gifts From Enola And Caravels Annou8nce Split Release

Posted Jan. 19, 2012, 4:13 a.m.

From the inbox: Partners in crime CARAVELS and GIFTS FROM ENOLA have been threatening to make a split album together for a couple years now, and luckily for all of ...

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Jon E.'s most recent blogposts

David Bowie: A Retrospective Of An Artist

Posted Jan. 11, 2016, 5:41 p.m. by Jon E.

As fans many draw a close relationship with their favorite artists. For whatever reason a personal statement shared within this realm seems to strike many in a very serious way. ...

Napalm Death & Voivod @ The Republik

Posted Feb. 23, 2015, 7:19 p.m. by Jon E.

How does one go to a show of a band that has been around consistently for longer that you have been alive and not have expectations? This along with possible ...

Mayhem & Watain @ Black Metal Warfare

Posted Jan. 26, 2015, 11:53 p.m. by Jon E.

While it may be a bit grandiose to title a tour "Black Metal Warfare" or really any kind of warfare after witnessing a show on the tour in question it ...

Alice In Chains @ The Enmax

Posted Aug. 21, 2014, 8:53 p.m. by Jon E.

Lethbridge is a suburb of sorts to Calgary to give you, the reader an idea of the towns size. Usually the Enmax (where this show took place) is host to ...

Jon E.'s bio

i was born and raised in philadelphia moved to a few small towns around central pa where i finished high school and complained alot. left for york, pa after that and went through alot of ccraziness including college and girls and bands among other stuff.

Jon E.'s favorite bands

morrissey, earth crisis, boyd rice, death in june, current 93, integrity, withdrawal, blood fountains, coil, depeche mode, killing joke, ceremony, negative approach, slapshot, lucero, the pogues, tom waits, leonard cohen, nick cave, xasthur, biohazard, jo

Jon E.'s SPB contributions

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